The Recommended Way To Clean The Package Cache In Arch Linux

11 Responses

  1. John Piers Cilliers says:

    Nice and simple! Cool tutorial for the beginner ARCH Linux user and also a nice reminder for those of us that have been using ARCH for a while.

  2. I'm root says:


  3. FDFRS says:

    Working for me, thanks!

  4. Martin says:

    “Please be careful while using this command. There is no way to retrieve the cached packages once they are deleted.”

    I guess ALA is a myth then.

  5. CHOPPERGIRL says:

    Why are the package files kept at all. I want them *all* deleted after I install some software. They are just wasting space on my SSD drive and I have no idea why the fuck they would be kept after the installation process is through. What is the command to do that, erase all packages?

    • Mubashir says:

      In the hook example above, replace “paccache -r” with “paccache -rk0”. Note that this is not recommended, see arch wiki for system maintenance.

  6. Juan says:

    Gostosa! I mean… thanks!

  7. chalist says:

    Great. Thank you

  8. RomanK says:

    thank you! you saved me from this routine 🙂

  9. thank you says:

    Thank you so much!

  10. Pedro says:

    Very complete and clear article. Thanks a lot for sharing

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